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Re: Destroyer HMS Isis and Lt Cdr H.D. Durell RN (1912-44)
Posted by: Bill Forster ()
Date: November 27, 2010 09:02PM

Lt Cdr H.D. Durell RN (1912-44)

The grandson of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles C.J.B. Elliot, KCB, Henry Durell was educated at the Nautical College, Pangbourne, and commissioned as a Midshipman in the RNR before joining the New Zealand Shipping Co.

He entered the Royal Navy in 1937 serving on HMS Rodney and HMS Tartar before being appointed CO of HMS Venomous in February 1943. He left in October and took command of HMS Isis in December and was promoted to Lt Cdr on 14 July 1944 six days before he was killed along with most of the ship’s company when Isis hit a mine off the Normandy coast. There is a memorial in Portsmouth cathedral to those killed on HMS Isis.

See; [www.holywellhousepublishing.co.uk]

AND

A Hard Fought Ship: the story of HMS Venomous; by R.J. Moore and J.A. Rodgaard. Holywell House Publishing, 14 April 2010.
234x156 mm with 384 pp, 170 photographs and 12 maps and plans. ISBN 978-0-9559382-0-7. Paperback, £18.99

Bill Forster

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